On. 8, 2008, new requirements will take effect in New York requiring some previously unregulated entities to file for permits to discharge storm water, and imposing stricter or different requirements on those entities that are already regulated.
The state is requiring urbanized communities and publicly owned institutions, referred to as municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), to establish fully functional stormwater management programs (SWMPs) by that date. The state has issued new draft permits for MS4s and also for operators of construction sites over one acre, which go into effect on Jan. 8.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Stricter Rules on Storm Water Discharges Taking Effect,
N.Y.L.J., November 23, 2007
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